http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Obsolescence management in a manufacturing unit http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/maintenance-and-reliability/obsolescence-management-in-a-manufacturing-unit Obsolescence is one of the most detrimental and worrisome issues in manufacturing units. This is predominantly because of rapid advancements in technology. Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/plant-safety-environment/why-sulfur-plants-fail-an-in-depth-study-of-sulfur-recovery-unit-failures-part-2 Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment. Reliability analysis of analyzers bridges the gap between assessing and addressing risk http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/special-focus-process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/reliability-analysis-of-analyzers-bridges-the-gap-between-assessing-and-addressing-risk For most refinery facility managers, the demands of running plants efficiently, meeting environmental regulations and maximizing returns on product specifications challenge even the most disciplined professionals. Integrated remote operations drive collaboration and autonomy http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/special-focus-process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/integrated-remote-operations-drive-collaboration-and-autonomy Sensors, equipment and devices are becoming more intelligent, opening the door for autonomous operations, which is the ability for machines and processes to run while self-diagnosing and handling problems. 2022 <em>HP</em> Awards Finalists http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/emhydrocarbon-processingem-awards-2022/2022-emhpem-awards-finalists Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year. Safeguarding the world’s energy http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/digital-technologies/safeguarding-the-world-s-energy For the foreseeable future, our global economy will continue to rely on fossil fuels as our primary energy source. Because this affects every aspect of the supply chain, the oil and gas sector will continue to be a target for cyber attacks from state and non-state actors that are looking to cripple infrastructure, hold systems for ransom or infiltrate to gain access to new technologies. Data, algorithms and collaboration combine for machine-learning success http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/digital-technologies/data-algorithms-and-collaboration-combine-for-machine-learning-success Process manufacturers are investing significant resources in machine-learning (ML) to increase reliability, profitability and sustainability in their operations—saving millions of dollars in short periods of time through increased efficiency. Accelerating the transition to renewable fuels http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/biofuels-alternativerenewable-fuels/accelerating-the-transition-to-renewable-fuels The global push to neutralize carbon-based GHG emissions by 2050 not only holds great promise for the future of the planet, but it also stands to create millions of jobs, spur rapid growth and drive technological innovation. Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 1 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/special-focus-plant-safety-and-environment/why-sulfur-plants-fail-an-in-depth-study-of-sulfur-recovery-unit-failures-part-1 Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a SRU can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment. Sustainable steel/chemicals production: Removal of impurities for valorization of steel mill gases http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/special-focus-plant-safety-and-environment/sustainable-steelchemicals-production-removal-of-impurities-for-valorization-of-steel-mill-gases Industry faces significant challenges relating to the transition toward cleaner energy and more sustainable feedstocks.